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Utilitarianism and beyond

Author: Bernard Williams; Amartya Sen
Publisher: Cambridge : University Press, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed., 1 repr.]View all editions and formats
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Utilitarianism considered both as a theory of personal morality and a theory of public choice.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Williams; Amartya Sen
ISBN: 0521287715 9780521287715 0521242967 9780521242967
OCLC Number: 639664100
Description: VII, 290 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; Introduction: utilitarianism and beyond Amartya Sen and Bernard Williams; 1. Ethical theory and utilitarianism R. M. Hare; 2. Morality and the theory of rational behaviour John C. Harsanyi; 3. The economic uses of utilitarianism J. A. Mirrlees; 4. Utilitarianism, uncertainty and information Peter J. Hammond; 5. Contractualism and utilitarianism T. M. Scanlon; 6. The diversity of goods Charles Taylor; 7. Morality and convention Stuart Hampshire; 8. Social unity and primary goods John Rawls; 9. On some difficulties of the utilitarian economist Frank Hahn; 10. Utilitarianism, information and rights Partha Dasgupta; 11. Sour grapes - utilitarianism and the genesis of wants Jon Elster; 12. Liberty and welfare Isaac Levi; 13. Under which descriptions? Frederic Schick; 14. What's the use of going to school? Amy Gutmann; Bibliography.
Responsibility: edited by Amartya Sen and Bernard Williams.

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